Decked Out

According to Back to the Future Part II, we have hoverboards to look forward to next year. Until then, skateboarders will have a headstart on the sickest of tricks. The 13th Annual Cowtown Skateboards PHXAM gets fly Saturday, April 5.

Nearly 200 up-and-coming riders will hail from all over including Canada, Mexico, and the Netherlands but we’ll have our eyes out for Arizona’s own Dashawn Jordan, Steven Snyder, and Alana Smith. What would a full day of skating be without extra extracurricular activities? The official PHXAM after-party at The Pressroom in downtown Phoenix features protopunkers DEATH headlining. The finals on Sunday, April 6, also include the Red Bull Best Trick award.

The 13th Annual Cowtown Skateboards PHXAM hits the Desert West Skateboard Plaza, 6602 West Encanto Boulevard in Phoenix, today from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Gates open at 9 a.m. Tickets for each day are $5. For more info, visit

Sat., April 5, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., April 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2014
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Jose Gonzalez